Major Barcelona Museums

Major Barcelona Museums

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Or check out the list below for information on the Joan Miró Foundation, the Tàpiés Foundation, the City History Museum and the Barbier-Mueller Pre-Colombian Art Museum.

Fundació Joan Miró

  • Av Miramar, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n
  • Tel: (+34) 934 439 470 & 902 101 212 (ticket reservation)
  • Metro Paral·lel (then switch to the funicular railway)
  • Bus "Trinitat nova-Parc de Montjuïc" (5), "Pl. Catalana-Parc de Montjuïc" (55)
  • Summer hours 10am-8pm Tue-Sat
  • winter hours 10am-7pm Tue-Sat; 10am-9:30pm Thu; 10am-2:30pm Sun
  • Closed on Mondays

The Joan Miró Foundation houses the most exhaustive singular collection of this Catalan artist's works. From signature tapestries to a serene sculpture garden, you'll observe Miró's interest in the diversity of colors, materials and forms. If you're exploring the hill of Montjuïc, your day would be incomplete without a trip to this spacious, luminous Barcelona museum.

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Fundació Tàpies

  • c/ de Aragó 225, the Eixample
  • Tel: (+34) 934 870 315 & 932 075 862 (ticket reservation)
  • Metro Passeig de Gràcia
  • Open: 10am-8pm Tue-Sun
  • Closed on Monday & Dec 25th and 26th, Jan 1st and 6th

Among the top 3 Barcelona museums name for a single artist (Picasso, Miró, Tàpies), this foundation is housed in an important early modernista building by Domènech i Montaner. Though constructed in 1885, Tàpies inaugurated the building as a museum in his name in 1984 to promote contemporary art. This experimental Catalan artist - second only to Miró among regional 20th century masters - donated a large portions of his works, which lay side by side other contemporary artists.

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat

  • Plaça del Rei s/n, Barri Gòtic
  • Tel: (+34) 933 151 111
  • Metro Jaume I
  • Open: 10am-8pm Tue-Sat Sommer hours; 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm Tue-Sat Winter hours; 10am-3pm Sun
  • Closed on Mondays & Jan 1st, May1st, June 24th, Dec 25th
  • Free entry every 1st Sat afternoon of the month
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Though city history museums are normally relegated to a lower status than high art museums, Barcelona's defies the norm. Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in the 16th Century "Grand Noble Palace," the Barcelona City History Museum is the best place to get a glimpse of ancient Barcelona. The building's layout essentially allows you to take a walk through Visigothic and Roman Barcelona, with towers, sections of walls, baths and streets. It's a surprisingly intriguing and fascinating look at the many civilizations who've passed through Barcelona.

Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Pre-Colombí

  • c/ de Montcada, 12-14, La Ribera
  • Metro Jaume I
  • Tel: (+34) 933 104 516
  • Open: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm Sun & Public holidays
  • Closed on Jan 1st, May 1st, June 24th, Dec 25th, 26th
  • Free entry for children under 12

The Barbier-Mueller Museum of Pre-Colombian Art hods one of the world's most prestigious collections of sculptures, textiles and other artifacts from Meso-America, Central America, Andean America, and the Amazon region.